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Ohio abortion clinic lands license needed to stay open

Nov. 14, 2019 5:28 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Dayton area's last abortion clinic has prevailed in a years-long battle over Ohio’s stringent new licensing requirements and will remain open. The Ohio Department of Health has granted Women’s Med Center a surgical facility license. The center in Kettering had...

Oklahoma abortion clinic takes on 'physicians only' laws

Nov. 8, 2019 3:32 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City abortion clinic filed a lawsuit Friday challenging longstanding state laws that allow only physicians to perform abortions in Oklahoma, marking the sixth time in five years that the state's abortion restrictions have ended up in court. The lawsuit, which was filed on...

Texas: Evangelical women's health group owes state $1.5M

Nov. 8, 2019 2:21 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An anti-abortion group that has come under fire for failing to fulfill its promise to provide health services to thousands of low-income Texas women owes the state more than $1.5 million for reimbursement payments that were either inflated or that the state shouldn't have paid at all,...

Appeals court says GOP can't join Wisconsin abortion lawsuit

Nov. 8, 2019 11:05 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that Republican state lawmakers can't intervene in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging certain Wisconsin abortion restrictions. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Thursday's ruling from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals...

Assembly passes bill expanding birth control access

Nov. 7, 2019 6:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Assembly has passed a bill opposed by anti-abortion groups that would broaden birth control access. The bill approved Thursday with bipartisan support would allow pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptive patches and birth control pills to anyone...

Spokane judge strikes down rule involving abortion services

Nov. 7, 2019 3:16 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge in Spokane has struck down a Trump administration rule that would have given medical workers the right to refuse care to patients on religious or moral grounds. Thursday's decision mirrors a similar decision in New York on Wednesday that also would prevent medical...

Judge strikes down new Trump rule on religious objections

Nov. 6, 2019 5:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a new Trump administration rule that could open the way for more health care workers to refuse to participate in abortions or other procedures on moral or religious grounds. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer said the U.S. Health and Human...

Ohio Senate OKs abortion bills on reversal info, infant care

Nov. 6, 2019 5:05 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican-led Ohio Senate has passed more abortion-related requirements despite opponents' criticisms that one of the measures is unnecessary and redundant to existing law and that the other references a scientifically unproven reversal process. One requires abortion providers to...

The Latest: GOP holds on to Richmond-area Senate seat

Nov. 6, 2019 11:11 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's elections (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Republicans have held on to a Richmond-area Senate seat as Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant defeated Democratic challenger Del. Debra Rodman in a race dominated by attack ads over gun control and abortion. Dunnavant, an OB-GYN,...

Hearing concludes in Missouri abortion clinic licensing case

Oct. 31, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An administrative hearing to decide whether Missouri can revoke the license for the state's only abortion clinic concluded Thursday with emotional testimony from a clinic official. The hearing in St. Louis before a commissioner with the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission was...